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  Rhaphidophora pertusa
 
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  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Rhaphidophora pertusa (Roxb.) Schott, Bonplandia 5: 45. 1857; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 546. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1598(1109). 1931; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 302. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 433. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 494. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 842. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 536. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 487. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 759. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 476. 1998; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 319. 2000 Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 368. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 763. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 910. 2009. Pothos pertusa Roxb., Fl. Ind. 1: 455. 1820. Monstera pertusa (Roxb.) Schott, Wiener Z. Kunst. 1830: 781. 1830. Scindapsus pertusus (Roxb.) Schott in Schott & Endl., Melet. Bot. 21. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Elitthadi, Aanachurukki, Aanamakudam, Aanathippali, Athithippali, Gajathippiali, Ilathimaravazha, Pudayavu, Teyaarvalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Stout perennial climbers, stem cylindrical, 3-4 cm thick, fleshy. Leaves 25-35 x 25-30 cm, broadly ovate, pinnatisect or rarely entire, apex acute, base rounded; petiole 20-35 cm long, channelled. Inflorescence solitary, axillary; spathe to 20 x 8 cm long, ovate-oblong, concave, acute, creamy white; spadix 12 cm long, 2 cm thick. Flowers unisexual, densely packed. Female flowers basal; ovary obconical, truncate, 1-celled; ovule solitary; stigma knob-like. Male flowers above; stamens 4-6, free.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 500-1700
  Localities: Poringal, Arjunankotta, Kottayali, Chandanathode, Nedumpoyil, Karappa, Pooyamkutty, Nellikuth, Bonaccord, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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